Writing Creative Writing

Overview

Essential and engaging essays about the joys and challenges of creative writing and teaching creative writing by a host of Canada’s leading writers.

Writing Creative Writing is filled with thoughtful and entertaining essays on the joys and challenges of creative writing, the complexities of the creative writing classroom, the place of writing programs in the twenty-first century, and exciting strategies and exercises for writing and teaching different genres. Written by a host of Canada’s leading writers, including Christian Bök, Catherine Bush, Suzette Mayr, Yvette Nolan, Judith Thompson, and thom vernon, this book is the first of its kind and destined to be a milestone for every creative writing student, teacher, aspirant, and professional.

Reviews

Writing Creative Writing is the first Canadian anthology to bring together such a wide-ranging collection of voices on teaching creative writing. This is a book for everyone interested in how we learn to write — students, writers, administrators and creative writing instructors will all find sparkling insights here into the diverse strategies writers use to help each other get better at the craft.

Sonnet L’Abbé

What a marvelous compendium of ideas, approaches and practices to help guide and reassure us as writers. This book is a must for Canadian writers, aspiring and established.

Joseph Kertes

This vital compendium of contemporary writings on pedagogy in the creative writing classroom is essentially a heavy tool belt that will equip anyone for teaching in any genre and at every stage of their career

Natalee Caple

About the Authors

Rishma Dunlop

Posted by KathrynB on August 22, 2017

Rishma Dunlop

Rishma Dunlop was an award-winning poet, playwright, essayist, and translator. She was a Professor of Creative Writing and Education at York University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Her publications include Lover Through Departure, Metropolis, and White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood.

Daniel Scott Tysdal

Posted by KathrynB on August 22, 2017

Daniel Scott Tysdal

Daniel Scott Tysdal is an award-winning writer and professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is the author of Fauxccasional Poems, Predicting the Next Big Advertising Breakthrough Using a Potentially Dangerous Method, and a poetry textbook, The Writing Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating Poems. Daniel lives in Toronto.

Priscila Uppal

Posted by KathrynB on October 30, 2014
Priscila Uppal photo

Priscila Uppal

Priscila Uppal is an internationally acclaimed poet, prose writer, and playwright. A York University professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, she is the author of Ontological Necessities and Cover Before Striking. Her memoir, Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother, was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize and a Governor General’s Award. Priscila lives in Toronto.